We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Raisian Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Michael P. Clancy, age 68 of North Kingsville, died Monday evening, November 29, 2021, at his residence.
Michael was brave and strong. He fought pancreatic cancer courageously. He was born May 15, 1953, in Conneaut, the son of James and Joy (Laird) Clancy. He graduated from Conneaut High School in 1972, earned his Bachelor of Science in education from Kent State University in 1977 and attained a Master’s Degree in Education in 2000 from Lake Erie College. Michael retired from teaching in the Conneaut School System after 35 years. He cherished his relationships with students in the classroom, on the football field and in their lives.
Michael had an endless love for his beloved wife, Susan (Gatrell), who adored him. They loved to vacation in San Diego and spend time on the beach and watching the sunsets. They loved being together, whether it was on the couch watching their favorite DIY show, on the beach in San Diego, spending time with friends and family or on one of the many “junk” excursions Susan talked him into.
They were a great team. Michael and Susan cherished each other like no other. They enjoyed working on projects together and always had fun just being together. Together they built a life they loved. They hosted a Christmas get together for family and friends for many years and loved entertaining in their home. Everyone always felt welcome, comfortable, and cared for while they were in their home.
Michael was a railroad hobbyist. He was a member of the TNT, Tuesday Night Trains, where he gained a group of close friends with whom he pursued his hobby of model railroading while enjoying their company. He volunteered many hours at the Conneaut Railroad Museum and loved to fish and spend time outdoors.
He and his close friends who were like his family, enjoyed many years of building and remodeling together. They not only built projects but friendships along with every project. They bonded like brothers and were always ready to help each other. They took great pride in their work and the many lifelong friendships they made.
Michael had a sparkle in his eye and an endless grin. His smile could light up a room. He was very tenderhearted. He loved his family fiercely and was so proud of them. If Michael was your friend, you knew you had a loyal friend for life.
He was a very talented woodworker and could often be found in his workshop creating something special. Susan was blessed with many of these creations that she will cherish always.
Michael was hardworking and never too busy to help out a friend. He was gracious and kind, often thinking of others and lending a helping hand whenever he could.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Joy, his in-laws who loved him like their own, Glenn and Betty and his sister-in-law Glenna.
Michael is survived by his devoted wife Susan whom he married February 21, 1986, his cherished son Ryan (Julie) Clancy, granddaughter Chloe who was the apple of his eye, grandson Ryan and daughter Megan. Sisters, Laura (Russ) and Martha (Don) along with a large extended family. Michael will be missed by the family dog, Howie, who loved Michael and always wanted to be near and comfort him.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St, Conneaut.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St, Conneaut, with Fr. Philip Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude to Dr. Evan Howe. A special thanks to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Dr. Mark Bergman, Dr. Sharon Wagamon, Dr. David Bajor and the wonderful ladies of the Seidman Cancer Center of Geneva who treated Michael as one of their own family. The family is so grateful to all of those who supported us throughout Michael’s journey. TeamClanc will always be strong. Words cannot express our gratitude.
Michael is now in Heaven guiding our lives with love and with fierce protection. Life ends but Love never dies.